The program hires approximately 12 -15 nurses annually into full-time and part-time positions.
Critical Care Orientation
New staff are given a thorough orientation to both the Medical-Surgical ICU and the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit (CSRU).
The critical care orientation at London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital is a 10-week course that incorporates various learning methods (self-directed study, online, didactic, case studies, hands-on). The orientation is longer than most hospital orientations because the nurse must learn about the CSRU as well as the Medical-Surgical ICU.